Minnesota Aggravated Felonies Attorney

Aggravated Felonies

An “aggravated felony” does not imply that a crime is provoked or a felony in today’s world.  The terminology comes from federal law and must be applied to crimes under state laws.  Instead, many of these crimes do not involve crimes that are violent in nature and are not felonies yet are perceived as aggravated felonies by federal immigration authorities.  Under federal immigration laws, there are several dismal repercussions that come with being convicted of an aggravated felony.   Any conviction can make it that much more complicated to obtain any kind of immigration benefit (asylum, temporary worker status, visitor’s visa, green card, and even naturalization).  Examples of aggravated felonies include, but are not limited to:

  • Attempt to commit an aggravated felony
  • Fraudulent/Deceitful offenses if the loss to the victim exceeds $10,000
  • Counterfeiting (if the term of imprisonment is a minimum of one year)
  • Tax evasion where loss to the government exceeds $10,000
  • Alien smuggling and related offenses (note: there are some exceptions)
  • Theft/Receipt of Stolen goods (if the term of imprisonment is a minimum of one year)

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Here at Tarshish Cody, we understand that this is a very complicated and stressful process.  Our attorneys are experienced in both immigration and criminal defense and can help guide you through this process as smoothly as possible.  Contact our office at 952-361-5556 (or fill out the free case evaluation form below) and schedule your free initial appointment now.  An attorney will be ready to advise you.

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